Global Veterinary Health Track
The Global Veterinary Health (GVH) track provides our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students with a One Health One Medicine experience, conducted in a variety of international settings, embracing the School of Veterinary Medicine’s goal to think beyond.
The successful completion of the GVH track, which is delivered in parallel with the AVMA-accredited DVM degree, leads to the additional award of membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) once approved.
The RCVS is the veterinary regulatory body in the UK that requires the GVH track to be completed by our DVM students in order for the degree to be additionally accredited by them. Our DVM students who choose not to complete the GVH track requirements are able to sit the RCVS Statutory examination in order to register with the RCVS. This requirement is waived for students who complete the GVH track in addition to their DVM degree.
Students eligible to enroll in the GVH Track
Third year pre-vet, foundation to vet (FTV), and all DVM students entering the DVM four-year program are eligible to enroll in the GVH RCVS Accreditation track.
Additional course requirements
Students matriculating into the GVH track have to complete all required DVM courses and all the GVH track required courses. The GVH track requires the successful completion of four additional courses, including:
- PTHB 540 Extra Mural Studies (EMS) (38 credits)
- PTHB 537 Veterinary Public Health (VPH) (1 credit)
- PTHB 539 Transboundary Diseases (TBD) (1 credit)
- PTHB 541 Food Hygiene and Meat Inspection (FHMI) (1 credit)
Fitness to Practise requirements
Prior to registration, students will also need to be aware of the RCVS Fitness to Practise for students and understand that it will be applied as necessary.
At a Glance
Next Start Date for First Term
Time to Completion
4, 5, 6, or 7 years